ACCORDING TO WORTHINGTON
season and Cian Bolger came in and did well on his debut.
“He was in the wars with a wound just below his eye and an ankle injury too.
“But hopefully he’ll come through OK because I think he could be an important player for us.”
Centre back Bolger went straight in to the Shrimpers side after signing on loan from Bolton Wanderers on the eve of the game but he was unable to help them get back to winning ways.
They have now taken just four points from the last 18 on offer and never looked like troubling York.
The Minstermen forced visiting goalkeeper Bentley in to a routine save from Ryan Bowman in the first half before York defender Lanre Oyebanjo headed Bolger’s cross-field pass just inches past his own post.
In the second half, City striker Michael Coulson had a goalbound effort blocked by Adam Thompson as both sides had to settle for a point.
But that did not disappoint York boss Nigel Worthington whose side have still not lost at home to Southend since 1987 and currently sit in 11th in the League Two table.
“I thought we played quite well out there but the teams seemed to cancel each other out,” said Worthing- ton.
“There weren’t that many chances for us in the game.
“I’m still very pleased though because Southend are a strong side so a point isn’t a bad result by any stretch of the imagination.
“It keeps the run we’ve been on going and I thought it was a positive afternoon from our point of view.
“But of course it would have been even better if we had managed to go and get the three points.”
STAR MAN ADAM THOMP